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A wonderful singer, musician, producer, and person.  Carl would've been 73 today - and still would've sounded great, I'm sure.  

Here's a nice birthday tribute from Facebook's Wrecking Crew page:

"Remembering musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys, Carl Wilson who was born on this date December 21, 1946 in Hawthorne, CA.

He is best remembered as their lead guitarist, as the youngest brother of bandmates Brian and Dennis Wilson, and as the group's de facto leader in the early 1970s. He was also the band's musical director on stage from 1965 until his death

Influenced by the guitar playing of Chuck Berry and the Ventures, Wilson's initial role in the group was that of lead guitarist and backing vocals, but he performed lead vocals on several of their later hits, including "God Only Knows" (1966), "Good Vibrations" (1966), and "Kokomo" (1988).

Unlike other members of the band, he often played alongside the studio musicians employed during the group's critical and commercial peak in the mid 1960s. After Brian's reduced involvement with the group, Carl produced the bulk of their albums between 20/20 (1969) and Holland (1973), where the production was nominally credited to "the Beach Boys".

During the 1980s, Wilson attempted to launch a solo career, releasing the albums "Carl Wilson" (1981) and "Young Blood" (1983). In the 1990s, he recorded material with Gerry Beckley and Robert Lamm, later released for the posthumous album "Like a Brother" (2000).

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beach Boys in 1988. He died, aged 51, of lung cancer in 1998."

Not one of the most played songs in the world - from not one of the most played Beach Boys' LPs - but Carl's vocals alone on this song almost makes "Carl & The Passions" relevant by itself:


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A wonderful singer, musician, producer, and person.  Carl would've been 73 today - and still would've sounded great, I'm sure.  

Here's a nice birthday tribute from Facebook's Wrecking Crew page:

"Remembering musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys, Carl Wilson who was born on this date December 21, 1946 in Hawthorne, CA.

He is best remembered as their lead guitarist, as the youngest brother of bandmates Brian and Dennis Wilson, and as the group's de facto leader in the early 1970s. He was also the band's musical director on stage from 1965 until his death

Influenced by the guitar playing of Chuck Berry and the Ventures, Wilson's initial role in the group was that of lead guitarist and backing vocals, but he performed lead vocals on several of their later hits, including "God Only Knows" (1966), "Good Vibrations" (1966), and "Kokomo" (1988).

Unlike other members of the band, he often played alongside the studio musicians employed during the group's critical and commercial peak in the mid 1960s. After Brian's reduced involvement with the group, Carl produced the bulk of their albums between 20/20 (1969) and Holland (1973), where the production was nominally credited to "the Beach Boys".



How unique and much a talent that this man was. I remember pulling over on the side of the road the morning I heard the news of his passing. Faaaaar too young. When I first saw the BB's in concert in 72, you could then tell who was in charge.


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Happy Heavenly 73rd Birthday to the late, GREAT Carl Wilson.  Hard to believe that he, like many of our favorite musicians are 'up there' in age.  I'm sure Carl would've still sounded great, but wonder if he would've still been with the Beach Boys, or joined Brian's band or went his own way in music.  
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Here's a nice birthday story on Carl and his music:

Carl Wilson's Best Beach Boys Songs: 10 Essential Tracks
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/best-carl-wilson-beach-boys-songs/
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A wonderful singer, musician, producer, and person.  Carl would've been 73 today - and still would've sounded great, I'm sure.  

Here's a nice birthday tribute from Facebook's Wrecking Crew page:

"Remembering musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys, Carl Wilson who was born on this date December 21, 1946 in Hawthorne, CA.

He is best remembered as their lead guitarist, as the youngest brother of bandmates Brian and Dennis Wilson, and as the group's de facto leader in the early 1970s. He was also the band's musical director on stage from 1965 until his death

Influenced by the guitar playing of Chuck Berry and the Ventures, Wilson's initial role in the group was that of lead guitarist and backing vocals, but he performed lead vocals on several of their later hits, including "God Only Knows" (1966), "Good Vibrations" (1966), and "Kokomo" (1988).

Unlike other members of the band, he often played alongside the studio musicians employed during the group's critical and commercial peak in the mid 1960s. After Brian's reduced involvement with the group, Carl produced the bulk of their albums between 20/20 (1969) and Holland (1973), where the production was nominally credited to "the Beach Boys".

During the 1980s, Wilson attempted to launch a solo career, releasing the albums "Carl Wilson" (1981) and "Young Blood" (1983). In the 1990s, he recorded material with Gerry Beckley and Robert Lamm, later released for the posthumous album "Like a Brother" (2000).

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beach Boys in 1988. He died, aged 51, of lung cancer in 1998."

Not one of the most played songs in the world - from not one of the most played Beach Boys' LPs - but Carl's vocals alone on this song almost makes "Carl & The Passions" relevant by itself:

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A wonderful singer, musician, producer, and person.  Carl would've been 73 today - and still would've sounded great, I'm sure.  

Here's a nice birthday tribute from Facebook's Wrecking Crew page:

"Remembering musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys, Carl Wilson who was born on this date December 21, 1946 in Hawthorne, CA.

He is best remembered as their lead guitarist, as the youngest brother of bandmates Brian and Dennis Wilson, and as the group's de facto leader in the early 1970s. He was also the band's musical director on stage from 1965 until his death

Influenced by the guitar playing of Chuck Berry and the Ventures, Wilson's initial role in the group was that of lead guitarist and backing vocals, but he performed lead vocals on several of their later hits, including "God Only Knows" (1966), "Good Vibrations" (1966), and "Kokomo" (1988).

Unlike other members of the band, he often played alongside the studio musicians employed during the group's critical and commercial peak in the mid 1960s. After Brian's reduced involvement with the group, Carl produced the bulk of their albums between 20/20 (1969) and Holland (1973), where the production was nominally credited to "the Beach Boys".

During the 1980s, Wilson attempted to launch a solo career, releasing the albums "Carl Wilson" (1981) and "Young Blood" (1983). In the 1990s, he recorded material with Gerry Beckley and Robert Lamm, later released for the posthumous album "Like a Brother" (2000).

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beach Boys in 1988. He died, aged 51, of lung cancer in 1998."

Not one of the most played songs in the world - from not one of the most played Beach Boys' LPs - but Carl's vocals alone on this song almost makes "Carl & The Passions" relevant by itself:

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Sorry if this posts duplicates, not sure what happened the other times.
I was a fan of Carl since age 10, just my opinion but I consider him to be the most underrated musician in his era. He could do it all and that voice was sent from heaven. Always remember Carl.
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Here's a nice birthday story on Carl and his music:

Carl Wilson's Best Beach Boys Songs: 10 Essential Tracks
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/best-carl-wilson-beach-boys-songs/
GOOD list - and any fairly decent press in today's world that features Carl and The Beach Boys is good.  Too bad the article killed him seven years before his premature death ('98...not '91).  And they sure blurred the line between his work/vocals and others (i.e., Brian).  I'm also fairly certain Carl did NOT have an 'earlier group' named "Carl & The Passions" (gosh - he would've been 12 or 13 at the oldest) - my recollection is the name arose from Brian's offer to name an early version of the band (as a vocal quartet) after Carl to entice him into performing at Hawthorne High.

It's a good list - but why bother with the ancillary facts if they aren't really facts?  Too many internet writers commit the same blunders.

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(((((((Carl)))))))  The bottom line has never changed...and for good reason... ... ...

No Wilsons...No Beach Boys.

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The hectic pace of prepping, launching and tweaking has finally slowed to the point where I can now while away a few odd minutes here and there.  And YES...we surely DO play a wide array of Beach Boys and Brian Wilson Music at 1031thetrain.com.  How could I not?
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The bottom line has never changed...and for good reason... ... ...

No Wilsons...No Beach Boys.


Mike is half Wilson. Are they half Beach Boys?

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Mike's Mom was a Wilson.  I guess he's 50% qualified.
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